W.A.V.E.S. International Conference on India’s
Contributions & Influences in the World
July 12-14, 2002
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA
World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES), Inc.
(A Multidisciplinary Academic Society – Tax Exempt in USA)
In Collaboration with
Center for Indic Studies, UMass, Dartmouth
CASC, School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, CT
Please visit our website: http://www.umassd.edu/indic/waves
About the Conference:
The Conference aims at bringing together persons interested in diverse areas of Indian Studies. These will include common men & women, scholars, academics, authors, writers, journalists, media-persons, artists, etc. It is FOURTH in a series of International Conferences on studies related to India and its people flowing from Vedic tradition – ancient to modern. The other three conferences held before were: International Conference on Revisiting Indus-Sarasvati Civilization & Ancient India’, Atlanta (GA), October 4-6, 1996, ‘International Conference on New Perspectives on Vedic & Ancient Indian Civilization’, Los Angeles (CA), August 7-9, 1998, ‘International Conference on Contemporary Views on Indian Civilization’, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, July 28-30, 2000.
Submission of Papers for Presentation
Papers on any aspect of Indian studies can be sent for presentation. These will include those on Archaeology & Anthropology; History & Social Sciences; Language, Literature & Linguistics; Science & Technology; Vedas; Upanishads; Smirities; Puranas; Epics – Ramayana & Mahabharat, Gita; Contemporary Works and Issues; Dharma-Shastras, Ethics & Rituals; Agriculture, Plant Science & Ecology; Inter-Religious Dialogue; Health, Yoga & Martial arts.
Please visit our website for more information: http://www.umassd.edu/indic/waves
Professor Bhu Dev Sharma, President, WAVES
113 N Econlockhatchee Trl, Orlando, FL-32825, USA
Ph: 407-275-0616, Fax 407-275-0013, email@example.com
Professor Bal Ram Singh,Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 285 Oldport Rd, Uni. Of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA Ph:508-999-8588; Fax 508-999-8451, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Satya D. Gupta, Gen. Secretary, 10531 NW 43rd Ct., Coral Springs, FL 33065, USA; 954-752-1715, email@example.com
Dr. Deen B. Chandora, Treasurer, WAVES, 4117, Menlo Way, Atlanta, GA 30340, USA, (770)939-5172; firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Sukalyan Sengupta, Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering, Uni. of Massachusetts, 285 Old Westport Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA; 508-999-8470; Fax: 508-999-8964, email@example.com
Kulbhusan Chowdhary, India Museum & Heritage Soc, Providence
Prof. Ram Gupta: Roger Williams University, RI
Prof. Madhu Jhaveri, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
Ishwarbhai Patel, Dartmouth Motor Inn, Dartmouth, MA
Maheshbhai Patel, Days Inn, Attleboro, MA
Prof. Bal Ram Singh, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
International Organizing Committee
Professor Hans H. Hock, Professor of Sanskrit, Dept. of Linguistics, Uni. of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801; (217)333-0357; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Klaus Klostermaier: Professor of Religion, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R3T 5V5, Tel (204)474-6276; Fax (204)275-5781, email@example.com
Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, The Infinity Foundation, 53 White Oak Dr. Princeton, NJ 08540; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. K. P. A. Menon: 215 Kailash Hills, East of Kailash, New Delhi – 110065; +(91-11)684-0374; email@example.com
Padma-Vibhushan Dr. Vidya Niwas Misra M-3, Badshah Bagh, Varanasi, INDIA; Phone: +(91-542)-356-309
Lord Professor Bhikhu Parikh: Professor of Political Science, University of Hull, Hull, England, UK HU6 7RX. Tel 44-1482-466-209; Fax 44-1482-466-208
Professor Farley Richmond, Professor & Head, Dept. of Drama & Theatre, Uni. Of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA 706-542-2890; Richmond@arches.uga.edu
Dartmouth can be reached by air and ground transport. Nearest airport is Providence (35 miles), RI, and is preferable to Boston. There are frequent flights and Grey Hound Bus services from New York, Boston and other cities in USA.
The conference shall feature: Keynote Addresses, Invited Talks, Paper Reading Sessions, Panel Discussions, Public Lectures, Several Symposia on Different aspects of Indian Studies
Symposia and their Organizers
There shall be several symposia to focus on certain areas of Indian study. The symposia, finalized so far, along with their organizers, are as follows:
Hinduism, Pluralism, and Interfaith Dialogue – Organizers: Professor Klaus Witz, Curriculum & Instruction. Uni. of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-333-4505, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Dr. Thomas Forsthoefel, Department of Religious Studies, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA 16546, 814-824-2353, email@example.com
Mahabharata – Its Influence in the World – Organizer: Professor T. S. Rukmani, Dept. of Religion, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisoneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gita – A Gospel of Great Influence – Organizer: Dr. Krishna Bhatt, 44 Main St., Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA, phone 207-474-8337, Krishna@egita.org; and Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, 53 White Oak Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540; email@example.com
Hindu Diaspora – Its Influence, Directions and Issues – Organizer: Professor Rajeshwari Pandharipande, Program for Study of Religions, University of Illinois, 3010 Foreign Languages Bldg, 707 South Matthews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, 217-333-0946; firstname.lastname@example.org
Influence of Indian Linguistic Thought – Organizer: Professor Kapil Kapoor, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, India, phone +(91-11)617-2241, email@example.com
Kashmir Shaivism – Organizer: Virendra Qazi, 2284, C/2, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070, India; +(91-11)689-2972; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayurveda and Health – Organizer: Dr. Amala Guha, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director of Complementary and Alternative Supportive Care, University of Connecticut Medical School, 262 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT- 06030, USA; email@example.com
Indian Theories and Approaches to Consciousness – Organizer: Dr. Sangeetha Menon, National Institute Of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus Bangalore, India +(91-80)360-6594 firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Don Salmon, 455 Quail Ridge Rd., Salem, SC 29676,864-944-1287, email@example.com
Note: A person desirous of presenting a paper that falls in the area of a symposium is requested to send the abstract of his/her paper to appropriate symposium organizer, also copying it to Professor BhuDev Sharma.
Conference Program Outlines
July 12, 2002, Friday
6:30-8::00 am Breakfast 8:00 Registration begins 9:30-11:30 Inaugural Session 11:30-12:00 Tea Break 12:00-12:45 Keynote address I 12:45-2:00 Lunch Break 2:00-3:30 Paper Reading Sessions 3:30-3:50 Tea Break 3:50-6:20 Paper Reading Sessions Break 6:30-10:00 Social, Public Lecture and Conference Banquet
July 13, 2002, Saturday
6:30-8::00 am Breakfast 8:00-9:30 Plenary session 9:30-9:45 Tea Break 9:45-11:30 Keynote address II 11:30-11:45 Session break 11:45-1:15 Paper Reading Sessions 1:15-2:30 Lunch Break 2:30-4:30 Paper Reading Sessions 4:30-5:00 Tea Break 5:00-6:30 Plenary Session Break for Dinner 8:00-10:30 Public Lecture & Cultural Program
July 14, 2002 Sunday
6:30-8::00 am Breakfast 8:00-10:00 Paper Reading Sessions 10:00-10:15 Session Break 10:15-11:45 Plenary Session / Panel Discussion 11:45-1:45 Paper Reading Sessions 1:45-3:00 Lunch Break 3:00-4:00 Concluding Session
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2002 – International Conference on India’s Contributions
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(In US dollars). Full registration fee includes: conference material, three days’ breakfasts, lunches, one dinner, conference snacks & drinks, entry to cultural program. (Conference banquet is not included.)
Single person – US$145.00
Two in a family – US$250.00
Students (Proof required) – US$50.00
One day Registration – US$50.00 (Dinner not included)
Banquet – US$35.00 per person.
Discount for Pre-Registration:
Person seeking full registration by May 1, 2002, pay $20.00 less per person.
Send all payments, in US dollars, on a bank in USA, in the name of ‘World Assn. For Vedic Studies’ to the Deputy Treasurer, Mr. Dhirendra A Shah, 780 Ullswater Cove, Alpharetta, GA 30022, USA, (770)664-8779; Fax (770)664-8780; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers have reserved accommodation for 300 delegates at University of Massachusetts’ Ceder Dell Housing Suites ($100/3nights); Comfort Inn/Hampton Inn are about 3/10 miles from campus and their charges in July will be around $90/night. Participants are free to make their own arrangements.
To download a copy of this registration form as a .pdf file, please click here.
Please visit our website: http://www.umassd.edu/indic/waves